The course is designed to provide students with an understanding of "real-life" challenges from business settings and teach them how to address these.
By using case studies that are based on actual IT projects, students will learn how to deal with complex, not straightforward problems. It will help them to apply their theoretical Computer Science background in practice and will teach them fundamental principles of IT management and challenges with IT in practice.
The course consists of multiple lectures about general IT management topics held by Marc Brandis and case studies provided by guest lecturers from either IT companies or IT departments of a diverse range of companies. Presenting companies so far include Deloitte (how to develop innovative technology solutions for a luxury retailer), Selfnation (lessons learned from a startup company), Credit Suisse (investment banking case), HP (business continuity management), 28msec (product pricing in a software startup company), Open Web Technology (strategic choices in software development), and Marc Brandis Strategic Consulting (various).